Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 85 97
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -33
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.91% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.57% 1.09% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Birmingham median daily rate £315 £338 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -27.03% +42.31%
10th Percentile £236 £298 £441
90th Percentile £515 £373 £474
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £413 £450
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 - -

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 185 183 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.01% 14.02% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 136 133
Birmingham median daily rate £358 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.67% +11.11% -1.46%
10th Percentile £202 £214 £185
90th Percentile £530 £500 £510
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.86 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.52% +10.88% -32.43%
10th Percentile £16.19 £9.90 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £25.70 £26.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.42 £16.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +3.99% -22.09% +13.16%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) VPN
2 9 (64.29%) BGP
3 8 (57.14%) Juniper
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (35.71%) VLAN
6 5 (35.71%) CCNP
6 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
6 5 (35.71%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) Internet
7 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
7 4 (28.57%) RSVP
7 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 4 (28.57%) JNCIA
7 4 (28.57%) JNCIS
7 4 (28.57%) JNCIP
7 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (28.57%) Junos
7 4 (28.57%) F5
8 3 (21.43%) Network Security
8 3 (21.43%) OSPF
8 3 (21.43%) SSL
8 3 (21.43%) VoIP
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
9 2 (14.29%) LDAP
9 2 (14.29%) FTP

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) BGP
2 9 (64.29%) VPN
3 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 5 (35.71%) VLAN
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) Junos
4 4 (28.57%) RSVP
4 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
5 3 (21.43%) SSL
5 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 2 (14.29%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Implementation Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 4 (28.57%) JNCIA
3 4 (28.57%) JNCIP
3 4 (28.57%) JNCIS
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) CCIE
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) CCSA
5 1 (7.14%) CCSE
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) iptables
1 2 (14.29%) Postfix
1 2 (14.29%) Samba
1 2 (14.29%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.14%) Nessus
1 1 (7.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Juniper
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 4 (28.57%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Capita
5 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) NEC
5 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
5 1 (7.14%) WorldPay